week 15                          Mrs. Elmy                 8th Grade ELA

Learning Target(standard)

Performance Task/Homework

Success Criteria

Mon 12/2

I can learn 8th grade words.

I can develop and plan my story focusing on purpose and audience (W.8.5)

Practice unit 2 words

Unit: writing historical fiction

  • Student handout- “Step 3: Prewrite”
  • Plan the key elements of your story
  • (Prewrite ws due Wed)

-increase your vocabulary

-briefly describe your story

-outline your main characters

-decide on your conflict

-plot out your main events using the plot diagram

Tue 12/3

I can read 8th grade literature.

I can develop and plan my story focusing on purpose and audience (W.8.5)

7 minutes of silent reading

Unit: writing historical fiction

  • “Step 3: Prewrite” cont’d
  • Plan the key elements of your story
  • (Prewrite ws due Wed)

-increase your reading ability

-develop your protagonist

-develop your antagonist

-choose a point of view

Wed 12/4

I can read 8th grade literature.
I can write a well-structured historical fiction story that has relevant details from my specific time era (W.8.3 &

8.3.A,B,C,D and E)

7 minutes of silent reading

Unit: writing historical fiction

  • Prewriting sheet due
  • Get them stamped in by Mrs. Elmy
  • “Step 4: Write the Rough Draft”
  • Using Google Docs, start typing your rough draft

-increase your reading ability

-type 25% of your story

Thur 12/5

I can read 8th grade literature.

I can write a well-structured historical fiction story that has relevant details from my specific time era (W.8.3 & 8.3.A,B,C,D and E)

7 minutes of silent reading

Unit: writing historical fiction

  • “Step 4: Write the Rough Draft”
  • Continue typing your rough draft - due Tues next week

-increase your reading ability

-type 50% of your story

Fri 12/6

I can increase my vocabulary.

I can read 8th grade literature.

TEST- vocab unit 2

Silent reading when done

HW- get 75% of your r. Draft typed!!

-increase your vocabulary

-increase your reading ability

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.  

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.3.A Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.3.B Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, and reflection, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.3.C Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence, signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another, and show the relationships among experiences and events.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.3.D Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.3.E Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.